Full Moon of Werewolves: Werewolves, a Griffin’s best friend & a Prize!

April 17, 2009 | Werewolves | 52 comments

About Today’s Guest: Angie Fox

Angie FoxAngie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of the Accidental Demon Slayer series. She claims that researching her books can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).

Thanks for having me here today. As many of you know, I write a series about a demon slayer who is teamed up with a gang of geriatric biker witches. A few booksellers have asked why I felt the need to add werewolves to the mix and the answer is easy – they’re interesting, mysterious and boy, do they look good in leather.

Dangerous Book For Demon HuntersPlus, I needed a friend for my hero, who is a shapeshifting griffin. Griffins are rare, so I couldn’t have them populating the books. Plus, griffins make perfect romantic heroes because they’re intensely loyal and griffins mate for life. In fact, because of this, griffins were the symbol of marriage and fidelity in the medieval Church. So I wanted a strong, loyal griffin for my heroine, but he needed a history and friendships of his own. It made sense that his best friend would be someone who is like him – loyal, intense and strong. And of course JR just happens to be a werewolf. JR understands Dimitri on both a human and an animal level.


  1. Jamie

    That sounds very good. I am going to check out your other books!!

    I got a 74% on the quiz!!

  2. Becky Ward

    Loved the post. I didn’t realize the griffins were the symbol of marriage and fidelity in the medieval Church. Learn something new about them.

    I am a 82% demon slayer.

  3. Zita Hildebrandt

    I must be a slacker, or else my destiny lies elsewhere, as I am only 45% demon slayer. Even as a reyals nomed I only reach 54%. Yup, that’s me, middle class, middle aged, middle percentages :-)

  4. Doug Knipe [SciFiGuy]

    I just squeaked by with 53% assuming at least half is good enough. The books sound like a hoot!

  5. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Jamie! I was surprised by how much email I received about JR. Dimitri is the hero, after all. But then again, I think a man’s friendships say a lot about him.

  6. Angie Fox

    Hi Becky! Yes, griffins are intensely loyal and mate for life. Even if their mate dies, they don’t move on (which actually makes me a bit sad to think about). Luckily, Lizzie the heroine isn’t going anywhere. And I couldn’t think of a better shapeshifter to have as the hero in this series.

    Congrats on your demon slayer score – 82%. I’ll bet that’s going to be the high score of the day. You’re a natural!

  7. Angie Fox

    Well you know what that means, Zita – you’re a biker witch. I hear they have more fun anyway. :)

  8. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Doug. And heck yes – being more than half demon slayer is nothing to sneeze at. I’d invite you to the next showdown with the hellhounds.

  9. Teresa W.

    Looking forward to the newest release, I enjoyed the first one. Took the quiz and came up 49% :cry:

  10. Roberta Harwell

    I’m 70% Demon Slayer. I couldn’t believe it. Would love to win your books. Have a great day

  11. Jody F.

    I must be an unexciting, lazy slug because my score was only 61. I better get out my Buffy dvds to work on getting a better score.

  12. Ashley Madden

    Great post! I also didn’t realize the griffins were the symbol of marriage and fidelity in the medieval Church.

  13. Colleen

    That was fun… I was 74% slayer! :D

  14. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Teresa – and congrats – 49% demon slayer is pretty darned good. I know I wouldn’t cross you.

  15. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Donna. And personally, I think any demon slayer abilities would come in handy. At least when it comes to chatting up your dog.

  16. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Roberta – and congrats on your demon busting abilities.

  17. Angie Fox

    LOL Jody – any excuse to pull out the Buffy DVD’s…

  18. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Ashley. Yes, griffins are not only loyal and trustworthy when it comes to their friends, they’re 100% devoted to their mates. I’m surprised there aren’t more griffin heroes in romance novels.

  19. Angie Fox

    Woo hoo – go Colleen!

  20. flip

    You are 70% demon slayer.

  21. Estella

    70% demon and I love your books!

  22. Lisa F.

    I’m 59% Demon Slayer!!

  23. Terri W.


    You are 82% demon slayer.

    I loved reading “The Accidental Demon Slayer”.

  24. The_Book_Queen

    Apparently, I’m 78% demon slayer. (shakes head) I guess I need to improve.. ;)

  25. Angie Fox

    Nice, Flip – you may have a new career there.

  26. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Estella! I think reading the books counts as studying for the demon slayer quiz, don’t you?

  27. Angie Fox

    Nice, Lisa F. Thanks for playing!

  28. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Terri. I’m having the best time writing this series.

  29. Angie Fox

    Hi book queen! I don’t think you can do much better. You have to be born to it in order to be 100% demon slayer. Then again, maybe there’s something you’re not telling us?

  30. Virginia Hendricks

    57%! And what an interesting post! :) Thanks so much!

  31. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Virginia. This is fun. :)

  32. Marie

    I got 61% on the quiz.
    This book sounds great!

  33. Venus Cahill

    I’m 78% demon slayer and 100% research lover!!!

  34. elove

    I’m at 70%. Gotta go – my black cat wants a go on the ‘net… :)

  35. Angie Fox

    Thanks, Marie! I had a lot of fun with it.

  36. Angie Fox

    LOL Venus. Me too.

  37. Angie Fox

    Pirate the dog is quite impressed with your cat, elove. He’s having trouble online due to lack of opposable thumbs. It’s always something.

  38. Angie Fox

    Thanks again for having me yesterday/this morning. It was a lot of fun chatting. :)


  39. Jackie B

    Still 52%! Apparently I’m just not meant to be a demon slayer. :evil:

  40. Angie Fox

    I think you need to hang out with Pirate, the dog, Jackie B. He needs company when Lizzie is off fighting demons. Plus, it’s cute, fuzzy and he can talk.

  41. Ilona

    I got 53% demon slayer so I get to read for at least half my time so I am happy. :D

  42. blackroze37@yahoo.com

    You are 74% demon slayer

  43. ann marie

    You are 61% demon slayer. :mad:
    I am fine with my score I know how to delegate demon killing to other people.
    I will have to check out your books have a great weekend.

  44. Lori T

    Hi Angie~

    Are you beginning to worry that I may be a bit stalkerish? Since I just took the quiz…my score was 53% Demon Slayer. Which is pretty darn bad, but even worse each time I take it I end up with a different score.

    Have a great weekend.

  45. LadyVampire2u

    Hi Angie, Congratulations on your upcoming release! I am so thrilled about your 2nd book coming out. Your first book was killer and I so loved it. It was so hard to get all the way here to the month of April though. I am so glad I get to read the next chapter of the story soon.
    I ended up getting a score of 90% part demon slayer. YES!

  46. bobbi

    Great post! And what an interesting idea for a book (series). Now where can I find that enchanted riverboat from your quiz? Oh, and my score was 70.

  47. pamk

    lol love this series. And everytime I take that test I make a different score and my score this time was 65 %

  48. Barb P

    Hi Angie, I hope I’m not too late on this, I’ve been out of town for a few days but I have taken the Demon Slayer Test and I am 98% Demon Slayer! WAHOO!

  49. Carmen R

    I have already read the first book and loved it. I mean what more can you ask for you have, demon, slayers, werewolves and biker . I also won the second book on another site so please don’t enter me for this drawing.

  50. Ley

    Wow, I’m 74% demon-slayer. I feel kinda special. Heh. Great post! I can’t wait to read these books. Griffins…. yeah. :cool:

  51. Karin

    I’m 57% Demon Slayer. Everyone needs a friend, and a shapeshifting griffin definitely needs someone who can relate. I think I’m going to have to pick up some of your books.

  52. CrystalGB

    I am 70% demon slayer. :D